Session 5 - February 2010 (Beginning)
I was admitted for my fifth session on January 31st. We found out that I have to have seven days of chemo on this round and that means staying in bed for a week. Ouch! That is really the hardest part for me next to staying in a small room. I recognized where I was this time and I started crying as soon as we walked into the hospital. This round started with a bone marrow aspirate. I was taken to RTU and put under sedation. The procedure takes about 15 minutes so I'm not out for very long. My bone marrow looks really good these days so no biopsy was needed - that hurts more so I'm glad I don't have to have that done. The results were AWESOME! No visible signs of leukemia! Pause for a moment for me to do the happy dance... These treatments are working and I only have one more to go! Bring on the chemo baby and load up the bed with noisy toys, books and balls! I've got all the nurses wrapped around my finger and ready to help entertain me! My newest thing - dancing in my bed! My Mom opens the blinds on my door and I stand up in bed and dance for the nurses at the desk to watch and wave at me. They like to come in and join me. My Mom and Dad are known at the hospital as "Jessie's Mom and Dad". They hear all the time that I'm everyone's favorite patient!
On September 14, 2010, I was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia / Megakaryocytic or AML M7. My prognosis is that I will make a full recovery with no long term side effects. I am so grateful for family, friends and angels that are surrounding me each and every day of this process. I love all of you! I hope you find my posts interesting as I share a little piece of me and some insights along this life changing journey.